The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, a program of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has announced two grants totaling $1.625 million in support of comprehensive resource development for Catholic sisters.
The grants from the GHR Foundation ($825,000 over four years) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation ($800,000) will support Advancing Mission: Women Religious in the 21st Century, which includes training for congregation leaders and opportunities for their congregations to secure multiyear grant funding to build their fundraising and development capacity, as well as ongoing coaching and peer learning support.
Participating congregations include Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and Daughters of St. Paul in San Antonio, Texas; Notre Dame Sisters in Omaha, Nebraska; School Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Maryland; Sisters of Charity of New York in the Bronx, New York; Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville, Pennsylvania; Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania; Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary U.S.-Ontario Province in Marylhurst, Oregon; and St. Paul's Monastery, Sisters of Saint Benedict in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"It is an honor to work alongside congregations of women religious in our Advancing Mission initiative to foster sustainability in these Catholic communities," said Lake Institute Karen Lake Buttrey Director David P. King. "These ministries and leaders remain essential to the vital work that religious organizations do here in the U.S. and around the world. And we are grateful for the support of the Hilton and GHR foundations that continues to make this work possible."